using emisisoft anti-malware should i disable win defender

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  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    was wondering if I should turn windows bit defender of since I have a good professional version of the emisisoft anti-malware
     
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    I turned it off, but I can't say whether you should or not. One reason I shut it off is because the only time I want the OS making outbound network attempts is during a manual Windows Update session. I'm assuming that Windows Defender would need to update signatures on a regular basis to be effective. I'm interested to see what opinions you get. I would say that if it is on and not negatively impacting your system performance, you might as well leave it on.
     
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    Bitdefender or WindowsDefender? The latter turns itself off when it detects that another AV has been installed.
     
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    I run EAM and Windows Defender on Win 7 64 bit together without any issues.

    (Windows Defender on Win 7 does not turn off when another av is installed. It only gets turned off automatically if MSE is installed)
     
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    It was disabled automatically when I installed Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 on my Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit machine.
     
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    I didn't know Bit Defender would do that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Turn it off. Emsisoft is more than capable of protecting you and causes enough slow down as it is.
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  9. winterlord

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    im not usin bitdefender im talkin boutthe windows defender that comes with windows

    your prolly right I should disable it but was looking around and relized I don't know how? how where do I go to disable windows defender
     
  10. Macstorm

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    On your keyboard click the Windows key + R, then paste the following: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    Click OK, WindowsDefender opens, go to "Settings" tab on the upper right side and untick "Turn on real-time protection (recommended)". Click on "save changes".
     
  11. Noob

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    Disable it! :D
     
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